Nationwide supports the communities where we live and do business. As a mutual company, we dedicate time, energy and resources to serving the community. That’s why Nationwide has been working with Nationwide Children’s Hospital for more than 60 years to help them achieve their mission.
Nationwide and Nationwide Children’s Hospital – working together for a mutual benefit
Nationwide was founded on the principal of protecting what’s most important to people. And we believe in giving back. So, partnering with an organization focused on protecting the health and potential of children was a natural fit.
In addition to our associates volunteering countless hours and raising close to $1 million, the Nationwide Foundation committed $50 million to Columbus Children’s Hospital in 2006. This was the single largest charitable donation for any cause in central Ohio and the second-largest philanthropic gift in the nation to a children’s hospital at the time. In return, the name was changed to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Over the last three years, the foundation gifted the hospital an additional $30 million in grants to establish and support the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund.
Along with our foundation gift, our sports sponsorships help raise additional funds and generate national awareness for the hospital. Each year, these sponsorships help generate funds for the hospital, which in 2014 totaled $3.6 million.
Together, we’re making a difference.